R&B Singer Jill Scott Gains 30 lbs. for Movie Roles
While costar Janet Jackson lost weight, Scott says she packed on the pounds
Janet Jackson, who recently dropped 60 lbs. and told PEOPLE she’s writing a book about losing weight, showed off her slender new figure (in a backless Dolce & Gabbana dress) Tuesday night at the New York premiere of Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married?.
But her costar, R&B singer Jill Scott, wore an oversized coat, and told PEOPLE she’s gained weight – 30 lbs. to be exact – for the Tyler Perry movie and another new film she’s working on.
“I gained 30 for this role,” she said. “I wore a fat suit, and if my face didn’t match the suit, then it wouldn’t be believable. And then I got the lead role in Anthony Minghella’s The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, and I was meant to gain weight for that, as well.”
So, how is she shedding the pounds afterward? “I’m taking walks,” she says. “I don’t put a lot of stress on myself to lose weight. But I will, because I didn’t want to gain this weight in the first place.”